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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Stuart Green 2006

The memorial can be found at Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh in the form of a brass plaque on a brick base. There are 17 names for World War 1 and 2 for World War 2.




Dudley George

DSO. Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding 84th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 14/07/1916. Age 41 -Son of the late Sir John Blois (8th Bart), of Grundisburgh and Cockfield Hall and of Dowager Lady Blois of 8 Ennismore Gardens, South Kensington, London. husband of Georgiana Blois (daughter of Admiral Sir Compton Domvile, G.C.O., G.C.V.O.). Buried at Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-Le-Sec. Lt Col Blois is also commemorated on Yoxford War Memorial

DISINGUISHED SRERVICE ORDER 1916-1923 published by Naval and Military Press.

BLOIS, D. G. (D.S.O. L.G. 14.1.16); b. 12.2.75 ; s. of late Sir John Blois (8th Bart.) and Dowager Lady Blois; m. 1914, Georgina Isabella Frances, 2nd d. of Admiral Sir Compton Domvile, G.C.B., G.C.V.O. ; one son; one d.: educ. Wellington ; 2nd Lt., R.A., 1894 Major 17.1 1.11 ; served S. Africa (Despatches; Queen’s Med., 4 clasps ; King's Med., 2 clasps) ; Europ. War, 1914—16, serving in all parts of the British line; was present at 2nd Battle of Ypres, taking part in actions at Hill 60; advance on the Somme 14.7.16. Lt.-Col. Blois fell in action. The following is an extract from a letter from his General, under date July, 1916 : "I had the greatest reliance on his courage, coolness and judgment. His Brigade had done extremely well in the recent operations, and the General Commanding the infantry Brigade with which he has always been affiliated had particularly asked me to say that both he and all his Brigade feel they have lost a friend and an Artillery Commander in whom they had the greatest confidence. . . . We all respected him; he was a gallant soldier and died doing his duty.”


William John

Leading Seaman 237348, Royal Navy – HMS Negro. Died 21/12/1916. Age 26. Son of Benjamin and Mary Borrett of Station Road, Blythburgh. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. On 21st December 1916, HMS Negro was escorted another vessel, HMS Hoste, to Scapa Flow for repairs when the two vessels collided. Depth charges from the deck of HMS Hoste exploded and blew out the bottom of HMS Negro with the loss of her entire crew



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Charles Benjamin

Deck Hand 5360DA, Royal Naval Reserve – HM Trawler Strathrannoch. Died 06/04/1917. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. On 6th April 1917, HM Trawler Strathrannoch was sunk in deep water off Eyemouth. The cause of the loss is unclear but believed to be after hitting a mine


William Nelson

Private T/202690, 1st Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 21/03/1918. Age 27 -Son of William and Anna Cross. husband of Evelyn Elsie Cross of "Concord", Walberswick -Commemorated on the Arras Memorial



Private 12742, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 18/04/1918. Age 23. Son of George and Rose Elizabeth Goddard of "Stone Cottage", Blythburgh. Buried at Chocques Military Cemetery


Arthur William

Private 24851, 1st Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Died 04/09/1916. Age 19. Son of Alban Amos Hatcher of Mill Villa, Blythburgh and the late Harriet Annie Hatcher. Buried at the Combles Communal Cemetery Extension



Deck Hand 8085DA, Royal Naval Reserve – HM Drifter Qui Sait. Died 03/12/1918. Age 46. Husband of Mary Ann Kett of Box Tree Cottage, Blythburgh. Buried at Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery. HM Drifter Qui Sait was hired by the British government between 1915 and 1919 – further research is required to identify what she was used for and why Deck Hand Kett was in Malta


George Herbert

Private 86252, 13th Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Died 22/12/1917. Age 19. Son of Mr A J and Mrs A M List of Wood Cottage, Walberswick. Born at Blythburgh. Buried at Grevillers British Cemetery



Private 11049, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry – attached 3rd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died 24/04/1918. Age 27. Son of Horace and Mary Meadows of Church Street, Blythburgh. husband of Gertrude Meadows of 2 Under Chapel Yard, Penzance, Cornwall. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial


William Charles

MM. Private PS/11374, 17th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 08/12/1917. Eldest son of Charles and Anna Muttitt of The Fenn, Blythburgh. husband of Lilian Mary Muttitt of Brick Kiln Cottage, Dunwich. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial


John William

Believed to be Private 15004, 10th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 17/06/1917. Born at Orford. Buried at Bus House Cemetery


William Harry

Private 25194, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died between 09/04/1918 and 19/04/1918. Age 24. Son of James William and Annie Smith of Minnow Cottage, Walberswick. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial


George W

Private 15280, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 30/07/1915. Age 24. Son of Charles A and Bessie Stockdale of Uggeshall Hills, Wangford. Buried at St Sever Cemetery, Rouen


Leonard James Edward

Gunner 42550, “D” Battery, 107th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 11/05/1916. Age 17. Son of James and Henrietta Thompson of 1 Albion Cottages, Walberswick. Buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord)



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Fred William

Sergeant 17867, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 08/10/1918. Born Blythburgh. Buried at Masnieres British Cemetery, Marcoing




Corporal S/54242, Royal Army Service Corps – attached HQ II Corps. Died 29/05/1940. Age 31. Commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial


Reginald George Arthur

DSM. Lieutenant MX 88014, Royal Naval Patrol Service – HMS Ben Roy. Died 02/10/1944. Age 31. Son of Fred and Kathleen Remblance. husband of Ethel May Remblance of Blythburgh. Buried at Blythburgh (Holy Trinity) Churchyard. Lieutenant Remblance’s death was recorded at Deben. HMS Ben Roy was a requisitioned trawler used as a Boom Defence Vessel

Last updated 27 September, 2006

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